No divination needed here: after months of in-demand pre-sales and box office lines, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to play to full houses while in previews at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre.
The two-part play grossed 110.9 perfect of its potential in six performances during the week ending March 25, grossing a total of $1,541,957. This puts the show in position to surpass $2 million once playing full eight-show weeks.
Of the nearly 10,000 seats sold over the six performances, 1,800 (300 per performance) were priced at $40 or less, with half of those at $20. The production's accessible price initiatives include the "Friday Forty" lottery program, which offers 40 tickets—priced at $20 per part—for every performance.
The show, directed by John Tiffany and penned by Jack Thorne (who both collaborated with original series author J.K. Rowling on the story—the eighth chapter in her beloved series), officially opens April 22.
Meanwhile, the Denzel Washington-led The Iceman Cometh kicked off previews over the weekend on a similar high. The revival grossed $397,717 in two shows—104.9 percent of its potential. Expect the production to join the Millionaire’s Club next week after its next six performances.